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Mary (Dickon) Askham (abt. 1748)

Mary Askham formerly Dickon
Born about in Monk Fryston, Yorkshire, Englandmap
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married 16 Apr 1770 in Pontefract, Yorkshire, Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died [date unknown] [location unknown]
Profile last modified | Created 30 Dec 2019
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Mary (Dickon) Askham was born in Yorkshire, England.

Mary Dickon, daughter of Henry Dickon of Monk Fryston, Blacksmith, was christened on 8 February 1748 (see research note) at Monk Fryston, Yorkshire[1]

Mary married Robert Askham on 16 April 1770 at Pontefract, Yorkshire, England.[2]

The date of Mary's death is not know.

Behind a radiator on the South wall of the chancel of St Botolph Church, Knottingley is a memorial to the Askam family. It includes
Near / this place lies the body of / Mary ASKHAM the wife of Robert/ Askam and daughter [unreadable] \ Richard Dickon Askam? / [date Oct 19th 1771] / David Askam / date January 30th 1790 / Ann Askam [date August 7th 1800] [3]

Research Note

  • On the same page of the Monk Fryston Bishop Transcript as Mary's christening is an entry for a marriage that reads "Henry Dickon of Monk Fryston, Blacksmith, and Ann Blackburn of the same place were married by the publication of Banns by Geo. Birkhill Curate. 17 May 1748".
  • Note - The Junian Calendar was still in operation in 1748, which means that Mary's Christening was actually in the February after her parents marriage.


  1. Yorkshire, Bishop's Transcripts Of Baptisms. Borthwick Institute for Archives, ( : accessed 30 December 2019)
  2. "England Marriages, 1538–1973 ," database, FamilySearch ( : 10 February 2018), Robert Askam and Mary Dickon, 16 Apr 1770; citing West Yorkshire, England, reference Roll 30 P.84 R.574, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,542,097.
  3. St Botolph Knottingley Monumental Inscriptions. The Pontefract & District Family History Society. Transcripbed and Compiled by Ron Gosney. Published April 2003

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